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Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal

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Notting Hill
0.3 miles from Notting Hill
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A fusion of ancient Persian and modern Iranian cuisine served in one of London's first and finest authentic restaurants, open since 1983. COVID-19 UPDATE We will be opening our doors for dining from 4.07.2020. We are taking the utmost precautions to ensure the safety of our customers. We will supply disposable menus to each guest, disposable cutlery if requested and all staff will be complying with health and safety legislation. We have also installed divisions between the tables to ensure the distancing measures are adhered to by all of our diners and staff. We look forward to welcoming you!
PRICE RANGE
US$19 - US$32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Persian
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant ! Re-visited after being disappointed in December and it was beautiful this time ! Staff are amazing ! Food was so tasty ! Drinks were great ! All in all it was fabulous. The perfect Persian restaurant !

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 31 March 2022

Consistently the best Persian food in London and I've been to a few! The lightest, fluffiest rice ever. Bursting with flavour, the sides are as good as the mains. Pretty, cosy interiors too. Good for a party or a date. Love it.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022 via mobile

We had a confirmed reservation at another Persian restaurant we had never visited before which we they re-confirmed by phone an hour earlier. When we arrived at the scheduled time they said they could not find our reservation and were so cold and unwelcoming that...we left and went straight to Hafez where we had enjoyed a meal years before. They were busy but seated us right away and were as warm and pleasant as their decor and ambience. The food was delicious and traditional, reminiscent of the home made meals we grew up with and still enjoy.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

When the pub we were going to go to for Sunday roast informed us its kitchen was closed, we went up the street to Hafez. It was very busy, but we got a table right away. Although the service was spotty, the food was very...good.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

Overall this place is fantastic! My friend and I got the veg and vegan food respectively and we could not be happier overall. I got the ash-e-mash and was so happy how savoury and tasty it was. Excellent portion size. I also got the kashk-e...Bademjan and my God, how delicious it was. I literally moaned on how good it was. I got another order for takeaway. For the main my friend had the Bademjan and Fesenjan. She said the former was not the best she’s had but we both agreed the Fesenjan was tasty. I got the Tahdig as well and while the price made me wince for dried rice, it was DELICIOUS and reminded me of childhood. The staff let us leisurely sit for hours. Incredible interior decor.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022

Very bad quality food just to destroy people’s image about Persian food. Vomiting 2 times next morning!!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 12 February 2022 via mobile

Loved the decor in here and the meat was very tasty however the dishes don’t come with any dips making the meal dry - unles of course you order a starter sauce which is £6… slightly pricey but again tasty.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

Beautiful ambiance/friendly service/ more importantly delicious food . We visited Hafez so many times before and always felt satisfied and this time a friend surprised us for my birthday dinner and invited me and few friends and made a memorable birthday dinner,

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 30 January 2022 via mobile

I read the reviews before deciding to eat in Hafez. I ordered salad olvie with bread and fesenjoon for main. Dough to drink. Salad olvie was ok. Bread was not fresh and hard. dough was stale. I had to order another drink. Fesenjoon was probably...the worst I ever had. Few chicken pieces in it were tasteless and it seemed they were cooked separately and added to khorosht. Rice was just looked and tasted like boiled rice. I ordered Persian ice-cream(bastani) it was nice but I had to wait for five minutes for it to get melted and it was so frozen that spoon would not get in it. The whole experience was disappointing..More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 18 January 2022

I’ve visited a lot of Persian restaurants, this place is the best so far. Delicious food, cozy atmosphere, and friendly staff. It was such a pleasant experience. Worth a visit!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Hello, Yes our food is halal but we do serve alcohol in the restaurant.
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Yes, Hafez Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Hafez Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4